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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Americas Cardroom is AWFUL

Doyles Room was a great experience and offered what seemed like real card play. I had months of experience on there and then........it was bought by Americas Cardroom. And everything changed rapidly.
Americas Cardroom from day one of the conversion is a complete and total different experience. It is just plain awful. It is on par with Full Tilt Poker Awful (Full Tilt which was bought by French Investors and is back up and running by the way, while American players have not received their money back and probably never will). From the first day that this site started the beats have been unrandom and unrealistic. It has become like FT poker, I can call what cards are coming before they are dealt and know when a bad beat is coming. Many of the same factors observed on FT are back into play on the site. If you are thinking of making an investment on a site, dont choose this site, you may as well throw your money in the trash.

Some of the same observed traits have reappeared:

- There is the dreaded river hesitation where you can tell the computer had to "think" about what card to deal to beat your hand which was ahead at the time. This hesitation is clear and evident as the card takes 1-2 seconds longer to fall than other cards and will always, always, result in a bad beat.

- The larger stack of a tourney will hit a bad hand and beat the lower stacks. This happens all the time and the only explanation for it is that this is an easy way for the site to speed up the tourney. On AC this is particular bad right before the rebuys end and right before the money. Usually players tighten up before the money. On this site that tight hand of AA or KK or AK, will inevitably lose to an 83 or 59. I see this happen all the time.

- Simply put the faster the tourney ends the quicker you enter the next tourney and the site makes more money.

- Just like on FT, AC has foreign players that make very very "strange" calls. I will identify them for you here. There locations will be Puerto Ordaz or Caracas. These players are paid players. They fill seats on the site and their play is just plain awful. But heres the thing, they make bad calls, but they usually win, so it is not good to have "bad" players on the site. Right before I started posting this today in a double up tourney I had KK and raised, got reraised by a Caracas player and I went all in. He called me with a 10 6 off suit. Flop is 4710 turn J river (with hesitation) 10.

          - Ask yourself, how many people would call all in a $30 buy in tourney with a 10 6 off and expect to win? The answer is no one. No one makes that call unless they know they are going to win. Something is very off with these players that have locations of Puerto Ordaz or Caracas. If you play on the site and you dont believe this, review everyones location at your table, I guarantee at least one person has this location at every table. And watch their play. You will notice they always win hands in which they were way behind.

The really odd thing is, they are almost always at the final table as well. Makes good business sense. If you pay players to play poker, it seems pretty simple that you would allow them to win so that the winnings would in turn go back to Americas Cardroom.

My recommendation. Stay away from AC. Far away. Online poker will be legalized soon as the IRS needs money. Wait for a legitimate site, AC is as rigged as FT.

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